Archive for January, 2006

Baby Noor out of hospital for now

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Baby Noor out of hospital for now: Three-month-old Noor al-Zahra of Iraq was discharged Friday from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, four days after surgeons performed a life-changing operation. Doctors sent Noor home with a metro Atlanta host family arranged by Childspring International, a Christian charity that brings sick children to the U.S. for medical treatment. […]

Muslim Conundrum: Nudity during sex invalidates marriage

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

(Thanks, HR, for the tip). Check out this Middle East Online article, To strip or not to strip?, for the details on one of the latest conundrums facing the serious scholars of Islam: Whether or not nudity during sexual intercourse invalidates marriage. While Egyptian clerics are divided over this issue, we recommend that Muslims make […]

Steve Jobs — iPod, etc.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Thanks, slashdot. Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave his MacWorld keynote speech today. Check out engadget for a blog on Steve’s speech and presentation. He said this about last quarter’s iPod sales: “How many [iPods] did we sell last quarter? Some of the estimates were getting astronomical – 8 million, 9 million. I’m really pleased to […]

Baby Noor Update — First surgery a success

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Baby Noor had her first surgery yesterday and is doing well. Here are the latest articles on Baby Noor’s progress from an AJC blog: Surgery completed on Baby Noor Baby Noor has peaceful night

Michelle Malkin on Saddam’s training camps

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

Update: Michelle Malkin weighs in on the Stephen Hayes report we mentioned here. I especially like the two, introductory quotations that she uses: “Iraq was not a breeding ground for terrorism. Our invasion has made it one.” –Sen. Ted Kennedy “Iraq was not a terrorist haven before the invasion.” –Sen. John Kerry Excellent! Any bets […]

Saddam’s Terror Training Camps

Friday, January 6th, 2006

News Flash from powerline: Iraq’s Training of Terrorists Documented While we have barely scratched the surface of Iraq’s intelligence records, it is already obvious that Saddam was a major supporter and enabler of Islamic terrorism: “As much as we overestimated WMD, it appears we underestimated [Saddam Hussein’s] support for transregional terrorists,” says one intelligence official. […]

Hanson to Europe: Please survive. America needs you.

Friday, January 6th, 2006

In recent days we have discussed the threats to Europe’s future as articulated by Mark Steyn, here and here. Today, we direct your attention to A Letter to the Europeans: Cry the beloved continent by Victor Davis Hanson. In this essay, Hanson credits Europe as the cradle of Western civilization and discusses the falling-out with […]

Aussies Behaving Badly

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Somehow I missed this Steyn article, Australian practitioners of that ‘religion of peace’ latest to behave badly. This is really funny. Seriously. Funny. These days, whenever something goofy turns up on the news, chances are it involves some fellow called Mohammed. A plane flies into the World Trade Center? Mohammed Atta. A gunman shoots up […]

Laura Armstrong and the leftist quagmire

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Thanks to powerline for posting this story by Laura Armstrong on Baby Noor. She concludes: This rocks John Kerry’s world, because he and his cronies say our troops “terrorize Iraqi women and children” in the middle of the night. Don’t ask me why, but a majority of liberals and democrats want us to believe that, […]

And Islamists Will Be Islamists

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Of course, that means that anyone daring to educate women must be beheaded: Taliban militants beheaded a teacher in a central Afghan town while his wife and eight children watched, officials said yesterday, describing the latest in a string of attacks targeting educators at schools where girls study. Here is the article.

Kids Will Be Kids

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Here is a story out of France. The gang of between 20 and 30 youths boarded the train, heading from Nice on the French Riviera to Lyon, in eastern France, early on Jan. 1, as it carried 600 passengers home from New Year’s Eve partying overnight. Once inside, they went wild, forcing passengers to hand […]

Will Islam win by default?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Check out Mark Steyn’s article, “It’s the Demography, Stupid” at, on the causes of the demise of Western civilization. The diagnosis? Suicide. We know it’s not really a “war on terror.” Nor is it, at heart, a war against Islam, or even “radical Islam.” The Muslim faith, whatever its merits for the believers, is […]

Baby Noor Update

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

For updates on Baby Noor, give Moni Basu’s blog a daily read (most news on Noor likely will show up here first.) Monday’s post on Baby Noor and her family. Tuesday’s entry — with Baby Noor’s mom still in Iraq. Today’s update — the 48’th go sightseeing (ok, not about the baby, but still an […]

Baby Noor

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Baby Noor (photo: Curtis Compton/AJC) The story of baby Noor is big news in Georgia. Bless the troops and Americans realizing this beautiful act of compassion. Best of luck to baby Noor and her family. AJC links (registration required): “Baby Noor Onboard” Iraqi baby’s new name: Georgia Noor arrives in Atlanta for crucial surgery Celebrity […]